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Clarifications about School timings and Elections-related holidays

Clarifications about School timings and Elections-related holidays

Dear Parents,

This note will address two recent announcements about the change in timings and the election-related holidays.

 

1.Regarding the change in timings of the school:

We delayed the start of the PYP and SS programs by 15 min. In response to this change, we have not received any response from the vast majority of parents.

However, we have received requests from 9 students (5 parents) for a swap in timings of PYP (Grade 1 to 6) and SS (Grade 7 to 12). The reason given is that a swap of the timings will give the PYP students more time to sleep and the SS students more time in the afternoon and evening for activities and coaching classes. We have maintained through the years that the reason for starting the SS later is that as children enter into the teen years, they tend to sleep later for multiple reasons (studying, social, biological). Therefore asking them to wake up early is likely to have adverse effects of their health.

While we don’t see any significant advantage with the swap in timings, we see consequential disadvantages of an upheaval of schedule for all the students including the vast majority who have not reacted to this change as well the loss of sleep and impact the health of SS students.

Therefore, we are sticking to the change as announced. We had also proposed a change in the timings for the Early Years students pending logistics for which we ran trial routes from April 9 to 12. We are happy to announce that the trial was successful. These are the final timings for students next year:

 

New Timings from June 2019
Grades Starts Ends

Early Years*

(Nursery to Sr. KG)

08:45 am 02:00 pm

Primary Years

(Grade 1 to Grade 6)

07:30 am 02:00 pm

Senior School

(Grade 7 to Grade 12)

08:45 am 03:30 pm

*Nursery and Jr KG students will be leaving earlier in the initial period. A separate note will be sent to the relevant parents for the same.

 

2. Regarding the holidays on 22-23 April due to Lok Sabha Elections:

The holidays are as announced for 22-23 April for students. The school buses have been requisitioned by the district authorities for the conduct of elections for both days (for logistical management of the EVMs and the election staff). Therefore both days are holidays. For the PYP and Early Years, we chose not to compensate (unlike previous years) because it’s the end of the year and curriculum requirements have been met already. For SS, there’s no need to compensate because the exam schedule was changed to accommodate the 2 holidays. We are clarifying this so that the reasoning is clear and that a precedent isn’t assumed for similar future events.

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School

FSMUN 6.0

FSMUN 6.0

Dear All,

Get experience, get credit. FSMUN has always been an event looked forward to, and it is impossible without the help and dedication of the organizing committee. We invite you to join the OC committee and help make this year’s FSMUN as brilliant as the rest and more.
 
As an OC member, depending on your role, you may be expected to work on the day of the MUN (24th-25th August). Each team will be lead by an OC head and they will all report to the Core Committee. Organizing Committee members can also come as delegates to the conference. 
 
We are looking for FSMUN 6.0 to be an amazing experience for both the delegates and the OC. If you choose to participate, we expect hard work and dedication, and we promise to live up to your expectations! 
Last day to fill the form is 20th April
 
Do note that filling the form does not confirm your spot. 
 
In case of queries contact us at fsmun@fountainheadschools.org
 
*OC counts as CAS and service.
Regards,
Team FSMUN 6.0
FSMUN 6.0

FSMUN 6.0

Dear All,
Get experience, get credit. FSMUN has always been an event looked forward to, and it is impossible without the help and dedication of the organizing committee. We invite you to join the OC committee and help make this year’s FSMUN as brilliant as the rest and more.
 
As an OC member, depending on your role, you may be expected to work on the day of the MUN (24th-25th August 2019). Each team will be lead by an OC head and they will all report to the Core Committee. Organizing Committee members can also come as delegates to the conference. 
 
We are looking for FSMUN 6.0 to be an amazing experience for both the delegates and the OC. If you choose to participate, we expect hard work and dedication, and we promise to live up to your expectations! 
Last day to fill the form is 20th April
 
Do note that filling the form does not confirm your spot. 
 
In case of queries contact us at fsmun@fountainheadschools.org
 
*OC counts as CAS and service.
Regards,
Team FSMUN 6.0
Grade 7 – Seating Arrangements Details for Term 2 Exam

Grade 7 – Seating Arrangements Details for Term 2 Exam

Dear Students,

 

A gentle reminder regarding Term 2 exam, which will be starting from 18th April  2019.

Exam timetable has already been shared with you through the blog post.

Extra 5 minutes time will be given for reading the Task Specific Clarification (TSC).

 

It is compulsory for all the students to carry charged Chromebook and wired earphones in all onscreen exams, also for Language Acquisition exam of Criterion A.

Students are requested to refer to the important note and instructions before the exams.

Click here – for 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 01:45 pm and 03:15 pm bus route.

PS- 16th April 2019 is the last working day for students.

 

Please refer to the below seating arrangements for Term 2 Exams.

Grade 7- Term 2 Exam Time Table & Seating Plan

 

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School.

Grade 7 – Summer Holiday Homework

Grade 7 – Summer Holiday Homework

Dear Parent,

Research shows that all students experience learning loss when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. On an average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in the mathematical computation. There is also around 2 months loss of reading achievements. Teachers need to spend 6-7 weeks once school starts re-teaching material that student have forgotten over the summer. So, to minimize summer learning loss, we have prepared some homework material. Kindly support and ensure that your child completes the summer vacation homework to enable him/her to retain the concepts and maintain the continuity in learning. This will help the students have a smoother transition to the next grade.

This summer vacation homework needs to be submitted to the subject teacher on the first day of school itself. We expect parents to support the child by providing him/her with the time, space and reminders to complete the summer vacation homework.

Please refer to the below given link for summer homework.

Grade 7- Summer Homework

 

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School.

Timings for the Academic Year 2019-20

Timings for the Academic Year 2019-20

Dear Parents,

Based on internal feedback, we are making a small change in the school timings from June 2019.

Current Timings till May 2019
Grades Starts Ends Duration(Hrs)
Primary Years (Grade 1 to Grade 6) 07:15 am 01:45 pm 06:30
Senior School  (Grade 7 to Grade 12) 08:30 am 03:15 pm 06:45

 

New Timings from June 2019
Grades Starts Ends

Duration

(Hrs)

Duration & Timings Change

Primary Years

(Grade 1 to Grade 6)

07:30 am 02:00 pm 06:30

Same duration as above

Students both arrive and depart 15 mins late

Senior School

(Grade 7 to Grade 12)

08:45 am 03:30 pm 06:45

We believe that a slightly later time will be beneficial for all the stakeholders (students, parents and staff), giving everyone some more time in the morning. The departure is shifted only by 15 mins thereby not causing any significant concerns.

As usual, the bus routes for the new academic year will be shared by the last week of May 2019.

Regards,

Fountainhead School

AS/PS offerings 2019/2020

AS/PS offerings 2019/2020

Dear Parents,

 

As you are aware that Fountainhead School offers a variety of arts and sports segments for students to choose in Art and Design and Personal Sports slot, here is the time for the same. Students who wish to change their PS/ AS for the academic year 2019 – 2020 will have to fill the form mentioning their preference.The last date for filling up the form is 12th April, 2019.

 

In case you wish to continue with the same AS and PS, DO NOT fill the form. We are sending the form to confirm your child’s selection for the academic year 2019-20.

The form will be available at http://parents.fountainheadschools.org/ and the Nucleus Mobile app (through your parents login).

 

Kindly read the choices available for your child’s grade and then fill the form in consultation with your child. You can submit the form only once. If you want to make changes later or, you can email us at surat@fountainheadschools.org – however that will be possible only if there are seats available.

 

Points to keep in mind:-

 

  • Continuing with the same AS & PS is recommended in most cases so that the student gets time to build skills. However, if after discussion with the respective faculty and student, if you wish to change the AS / PS, please change your preference (Your current choice will already be marked in each of the form in the first preference selection.)
  • If you don’t fill the form, we will consider that student wants to continue with the current AS and PS option only.
  • In case there’s oversubscription (more interested students than seats available) then confirmation will be given in the following order:
  1. 1st preference will be given to students who were already doing this AS / PS and have paid    the AS amount by 20th April (for paid options).
  2. In the case of paid AS options, 2nd preference will be given to students who are new to this AS  and have paid the AS amount by 20th April.
  3. For all other cases, if there are more students who have paid as compared to the seats that we have; for e.g. if 10 students are interested, but we have 5 seats for students, then we will do a draw of lots.
    • Visual art is a paid option from the academic year 2019-20 considering the expense of resources used (paints, canvas, frames, exhibition setup costs).

 

  • AS fee for the paid option is: Gr.3 to 9 Rs. 10000/- Gr10 Rs. 7500/- Gr11-Rs. 5000/-  Gr.12-Rs. 2500/-
  • It is NOT mandatory for Grade 11 and 12 to choose any AS they have an option of either selecting AS from the given options (Cooking, Visual Art and Digital media) or can use the slot for playtime.

 

  • Where AS fee needs to be paid, it needs be done through Paytm by the June 30 2019 as it will not be included in tuition fee. If not paid by then, the student will not be allowed to attend AS.

 

The form will be available at http://parents.fountainheadschools.org/ and the Nucleus Mobile app (through your parents login).

 

For details of AS segments visit Art and Design

 

Art and Design activity Paid/Unpaid Grades
Guitar Paid 3 to 10
Dance Education Program (Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Street Jazz, Hip hop) Paid 3 to 10
Drums Paid 3 to 10
Keyboard Paid 3 to 10
Cooking Paid 5 to 12
Makers Paid 5 to 10
Trinity- Speech and Drama and Communication skills Paid 3 to 10
Visual Arts (Drawing/Craft) Paid 3 to 6
Visual Arts (Drawing/Craft) Paid 7 to 12
Dance (Indian and Western Folk dance/ hip-hop/ Bollywood) Unpaid 3 to 6
Dance: We have expanded Folk Dance offering to include Indian and international folk dances and some modern dance forms like Locking, popping, b-boying, contemporary, hip-hop, break-dance, krumping and fusion, Hand tutting & finger tutting, robot, lyrical hip hop Unpaid 7 to 10
Vocals (Light vocals: Indian and Western music) Unpaid 3 to 10
Drama Unpaid 3 to 10
Bharatnatyam Unpaid 3 to 6
Digital Media (photography and filmmaking) Unpaid 7 to 12
Kathak (Indian classical dance form) Unpaid 3 to 6

 

New AS offerings for academic year 2019-20

 

Trinity

Trinity College London is an International Exam Board which gives a globally recognized certificate.

We shall be offering classes for preparation of Trinity Guildhall Examinations in Speech & Drama/ Communication Skills.  These sessions would play a vital role in exploring the child’s talent, nurturing the growth of creative expressions and developing self-confidence and performing abilities.

*Exams will be conducted twice a year and examination fees will be charged extra according to the level the student’s ability. For more detail check the below link.

Trinity

From Grade 3 to 10
Dance (Indian and international Folk dance/ hip-hop/ Bollywood): We have expanded Folk Dance offering to include Indian and international folk dances and some modern dance forms like, Locking, popping, b-boying, contemporary, hip-hop, break-dance, krumping and fusion, Hand tutting & finger tutting, robot, lyrical hip hop From Grade 7 to 10
Kathak (Indian classical dance form) From Grade 3 to 6

 

Personal Sports (PS) Offering for the year 2019-2020:-

 

Activity Minimum Per Grade Maximum Per Grade Grade
Table Tennis 5 16 4 to 12
Taekwondo 5 15 2 to 10
Basketball 8 60 2 to 12
Gymnastics 5 20 2 to 9
Ultimate Frisbee 8 No Limit 4 to 12
Football 8 No Limit 2 to 12
Athletics and Sports Climbing (rock climbing) 5 12 2 to 8
Sports Climbing 5 12 9
Skating 5 35 2 to 8
Handball 8 20 4 to 10
Wilderness and Outdoor Adventure 5 5 10
Volleyball 8 15 11 & 12

 

Regards,

 

Fountainhead School